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Aug 21st 2017

Are you interested in studying at Japanese universities?
Do you want to learn about Japan’s university application and enrollment processes, as well as the types of programs on offer? This course will help you to both discover great programs offered by different Japanese universities and prepare a study plan through project-based learning.

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Aug 21st 2017

Learn about the role of books in the relationship between the cultures of Japan and China, with this free online course. Books have played a major role in the formation of Japan’s culture, particularly those brought from China. On this course we’ll examine how big an impact these books have had, as well as looking at how books and religion are connected in Japan and East Asia, and the history of publishing in Japan.

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This course is the complete Japanese basic-level language program developed by the Defense Language Institute (DLI). The course has been used for over thirty years by United States government for learning the Japanese language.

Average: 5.5 (24 votes)

Aug 7th 2017

Discover business in Asia from the perspectives of culture, leadership, management and personal relationships. This subject will give you some beginning ideas on how to understand and negotiate business in Asia. The emphasis is on the social and cultural aspects of business, such as leadership, management and personal relationships. We focus on China, Japan, Korea and some countries in South East Asia including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Average: 9.6 (5 votes)
May 22nd 2017

Explore the important roles that books have played in the cultural history of Japan. A book is a tool for preserving words and images. Through books, an abundance of information, including the knowledge and experiences of the people of the past, has been handed down to the present. But books are more than records of words and images.

Average: 6.5 (4 votes)
Apr 17th 2017

Explore Japanese subcultures and learn about their history from the 1970s to today. Subcultures have existed for a long time: the greasers of 1950s America, the mods and rockers of the 1960s and 70s in England, the grunge of the 1980s and 90s, to name a few. Each subculture sits within a broader ‘parent’ culture and can often give us an insight into cultural fears and hopes, especially in the youth of the population. On this course you will get an introduction to Japanese subcultures that have developed since the 1970s.

Average: 6.7 (7 votes)

Sep 1st 2016

A MITx/HarvardX collaboration, this course explores Japan’s transition into the modern world through the historical visual record. This MIT and Harvard co-taught course examines Japanese history and uncovers the skills and questions involved in reading history through digital imagery.

Average: 8 (5 votes)

Identify the geopolitics historically involved in the practice of “visualizing postwar Tokyo.” The history of postwar Tokyo reveals an essential feature of the modern city, i.e., the city as a place of visualities. In postwar Tokyo, countless gazes fell upon others; gazes from and upon Americans and the Emperor, gazes going up skyscrapers or rushing aggressively through the cityscape, and gazes twining and wriggling among classes, genders, and ethnic groups in downtown Tokyo.

Average: 6.5 (2 votes)
Mar 24th 2015

Course Summary: The course will look at how Europe viewed Japan in the 16th and 17th centuries and explore how Japan was influenced by the culture brought by the Europeans who came to Japan. (All lectures are in Japanese with English subtitles.)

Average: 2.5 (8 votes)